This chapter provides an introduction to Self-Determination Theory, a macro-theory that details the origins and outcomes of human agentic action. Basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness in Self-Determination Theory are introduced as is the relationship of need satisfaction to intrinsic motivation and the regulation of extrinsic motivation. Mini-theories associated with self-determination are introduced, and research on self-determination summarized.
- Self-determination theory
- Autonomous motivation
- Cognitive evaluative theory
- Organismic integration theory
- Causality orientations theory
- Basic psychological needs theory
- Goal content theory
- Relationships motivation theory
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Adams, N., Little, T.D., Ryan, R.M. (2017). Self-Determination Theory. In: Wehmeyer, M., Shogren, K., Little, T., Lopez, S. (eds) Development of Self-Determination Through the Life-Course. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1042-6_4
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